Barton: ‘Fuhrer’ not meant to refer to Hitler
Republican Rep. Brenda Barton issued a statement today saying she never compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler. She said her original Facebook reference to “De Fuhrer” referred to the general German term for “leader,” and not the actual official title of Hitler.
Government shutdown could cost state millions as national parks close
Arizona’s tourism industry stands to lose millions of dollars per day if national parks close as part of a possible federal government shutdown next week.
AZ Sen. Jeff Flake struggles with ‘shenanigans’ and ‘malfeasance’
WASHINGTON – Shenanigans first got Sen. Jeff Flake in trouble, but it was malfeasance that finally got the Arizona Republican booted.
But the “shenanigans” and “malfeasance” in this case were the two words that knocked Flake out of the National Press Club’s Centennial Spelling Bee.
Obama nominates new federal judges for Arizona
President Obama made nominations Thursday to fill four vacancies in the U.S. District Court for Arizona.
Arizona undocumented immigrants arrested at White House protest
Three Arizonans were among seven undocumented immigrants who handcuffed themselves to the White House fence and were arrested Wednesday as part of a protest against continued deportations.
Brewer appeals FEMA rejection of Yarnell aid
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking the Federal Emergency Management Administration to reconsider its denial of disaster aid for the Yarnell Hill fire, saying new information proves that it’s needed and that the deadly-but-relatively-small blaze was destructive enough to warrant federal assistance.
Goldwater Institute blasts senator’s stand-your-ground letter
The Arizona-based Goldwater Institute responded harshly Friday to the Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s Aug. 6 letter inquiring into its position on stand-your-ground laws and connections to the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Newcomers join familiar faces in seeking to fill vacant legislative seats
Arizona Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. submitted his letter of resignation on July 12, and Sen. Rich Crandall may do the same as soon as August, leaving officials a matter of weeks to submit lists of nominees to fill two vacant seats in the Senate chamber.
White House touts health-care benefits for Arizonans; state lawmakers bolt
More than 420,000 Arizonans will get health insurance rebates under Obamacare, the White House said Thursday, as President Barack Obama went on the offensive for his beleaguered health-care plan.
Brewer backs Salmon bill on voter registration
Gov. Jan Brewer is voicing support for an Arizona congressman’s bill to allow states to require citizenship documents from all people registering to vote.
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